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Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger review

Charge three mobile devices from one power socket with this adaptor

Our Verdict

For

  • Sleek
  • Compact
  • Low power consumption
  • Fast USB charging
  • Plenty of laptop adaptors

Against

  • One port dedicated to laptop
  • No mini USB port - just micro USB

Charging our devices might not be glamorous, but it a necessity. We have so many devices these days that all require a regular charge that the majority of our plug sockets spew tangles of various chargers across our desks and floors. Kensington has come up with a device that can charge three laptops, tablets and mobile phones at once from a single plug socket, and manages to do it in as glamorous a way as possible.

Of course, this being the rather no-frills arena of device chargers, the Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger isn't really a head turner, but it is attractive and sleek. Most importantly, it sits unobtrusively on the desk and does a good job of charging three devices in one go.

One of the devices has to be a laptop, and there our 10 adaptors included, covering the most popular laptop manufacturers. Kensington guarantees compatibility, and from the laptops we tested we didn't have any problems, although we can't vouch for more obscure or older makes and models.

The other two charge ports are a micro USB port and a standard USB 2.0 port. These offer more flexibility over what you can charge, with an adaptor for the micro USB port that turns it into another standard USB port.

Verdict

If you've got a few devices that charge via USB, as well as a laptop, then this is a handy and space-saving solution. However, if you don't have a laptop then one of the charging ports is useless, leaving you with just two. In this case we'd advise you to look elsewhere.

Tech Specs

Product TypeAC Adapter
Universal AdapterYes
Multiple Power TipsYes
Maximum Output Current5.20 A
Maximum Output Power100 W
Brand NameKensington
Device SupportedNotebook, Cellular Phone, Tablet PC
Input Voltage110 V AC, 220 V AC
Compatibilityhttp://www.kensington.com/kensington/en/gb/p/1440/K38080EU/absolutepower%E2%84%A2-laptop-phone-tablet-charger.aspx
ManufacturerKensington Computer Products Group
Product ModelK38080EU
Product NameAbsolutePower K38080EU AC Adapter
Product LineAbsolutePower
Manufacturer Part NumberK38080EU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.kensington.com
Marketing Information

The Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger provides 100 watts of power to charge your laptop and two USB devices simultaneously--triple charging guaranteed. A perfect secondary or replacement charger is the smallest, lightest, most powerful charger in its class. It is compatible with top-selling laptops and the two built-in USB ports offer 2.1 Amp capability for charging tablets and phones.

Package Contents
  • AbsolutePower K38080EU AC Adapter
  • Micro USB to Standard USB Adapter
  • EU and UK Plugs
Output Voltage5 V DC